Articles: A roadmap for rapid decarbonization - New paper outlines ambitious and detailed action plan to stay below 2 degrees – Human health alters the sustainability of fishing practices in East Africa — What crop type for atmospheric carbon sequestration: Results from a global data analysis
Reports: Organic Farming, Climate Change Mitigation and Beyond. Reducing the Environmental Impacts of EU Agriculture
Books: "Multifunctional Agriculture - Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa" By Roger Leakey
Member research: Critical Research Needed to Examine the Environmental Impacts of Expanded Refrigeration on the Food System
News: Webinar video: The technical potential of soil carbon sequestration
This post is written by FCRN collaborator Jessica Finch, PhD researcher at the University of Warwick focusing on Food Security (Plant and Crop sciences). Jess began working as an intern for FCRN as part of her PhD training year, and has continued to work with the FCRN part-time.
There’s a new kid on the block of scientific breakthroughs with potentially revolutionary applications: the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system. But what is it, how might it be applied in agriculture and what are the implications of this application?
Articles: Groundwater depletion embedded in international food trade — A coupled human-Earth model perspective on long-term trends in the global marine fishery — Dietary strategies to reduce environmental impact must be nutritionally complete
Reports: Less beef, less carbon: Americans shrink their diet-related carbon footprint — Redefining Protein: Adjusting Diets to Protect Public Health and Conserve Resources — Shrinking the Carbon and Water Footprint of School Food: A Recipe for Combatting Climate Change
Books: AgroEcological Transitions: Changes and Breakthroughs in the Making
In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter: Articles: The Lancet Planetary Health inaugural edition editorial — Farming and the geography of nutrient production for human use: a transdisciplinary analysis — How Do Dietary Choices Influence the Energy-System Cost of Stabilizing the Climate?
Reports: FAO report on ‘Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in practice: options for intervention' ...
Books: Sustainable Diets - How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food System
FCRN member Tim Lang, Professor at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy, shares some reflections on how the Great Food Transition he describes in the book Sustainable Diets can be achieved, the barriers to change that persist and some policy developments from different countries that we can learn from
Articles: Reducing pesticide use while preserving crop utility and profitability on arable farms — A healthier US diet could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from both the food and health care systems — Virtual land footprint study - Land use and regional supply capacities of urban food patterns: Berlin as an example
Reports: IEA Discussion Paper No.82 CHEAP AS CHIPS: Is a healthy diet affordable? — The food issues census 2017 by Food Ethics Council
Member research: Bioregion Food System Design Project Canada
Books: Environmental Justice and Farm Labor
News: Blog: Dietary guidelines don’t work. Here’s how to fix them